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Weekly Space Hangout

Jul 2, 2021

This week, in our Season Finale, we are celebrating and honoring an extra-special group of people on the Weekly Space Hangout: Our Journalist Team! We are also excited to introduce our newest team member, Dr. Nick Castle from PSI, and celebrate the return of Nika (Klimovich) following her brief sabbatical.

It has been...


Jun 25, 2021

This week we are very pleased to welcome Dr. Jane Shevtsov, Mathematical Biology Instructor at UCLA, to the WSH. Her project proposal, Making Soil for Space Habitats by Seeding Asteroids with Fungi, is one of NASA's 2021 NIAC Phase I selections.

Jane is a systems ecologist who teaches math for life sciences at UCLA and...


Jun 18, 2021

As we prepare to celebrate #BlackInAstro week, the WSH is excited to welcome Ashley Walker, founder and organizer of #BlackInAstro, to the show.

Ashley Lindalia Walker is a planetary astrochemist and science communicator. She received her BS in Chemistry from Chicago State University, where she became the first...


Jun 11, 2021

This week we are very excited to welcome Darian Dixon, Curiosity (MSL) MMM operator and Percy's Mastcam-Z Data Management (ZDM) Lead at Malin Space Science Systems (https://www.msss.com/).

Darian earned his BS in Geology in 2015 before moving to Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, where he earned his MS...


Jun 4, 2021

This week we welcome Dr. Mario Borunda to the show. In his recent article published on EarthSky.com, Mario discusses advancements in warp drive technology research. You can read his article, "Warp Drives: Physicists Give Chances Of Faster-Than-Light Space Travel A Boost,"...